Everyone Say Cheese!

For many parents, dental care can often be put on the back burner since there are so many other things to worry about. Besides a fresh new set come in after all of the baby teeth are lost anyway… However, there is more to be concerned about than originally thought. Read on to learn more about childhood tooth decay, how it can be prevented, and what are healthy dental habits.

Healthy Tip Tuesday is brought to you in partnership with Trinity Health Systems.

to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tooth decay is one of the most common chronic childhood diseases in the United States. Tooth decay can lead to issues with eating, swallowing, speaking, gum disease, and diabetes.

Even kids who have had early intervention may be susceptible to oral health issues at some point. Many parents wonder “what is the right age to take my child to the dentist”?  According to America’s Pediatric Dentists children should visit a dentist when their first tooth appears or no later than their first birthday.

However, following these tips may significantly impact your child’s overall health and well-being.

  • Regular twice-a-year visits to the dentist
  • Wiping gums until teeth come in
  • Once a child turns 3 add a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste to their brushing
  • Regular daily flossing for ages 3 and older.
  • Under the age of 8, a child should be monitored to ensure proper brushing and not swallowing toothpaste.
  • Limit sugary foods

It’s never too late to start caring for your child’s teeth. Regular dental visits and preventative care can help your child to have a healthy smile for a lifetime!

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: